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Monday, June 07, 2010

My Finished Piece


Here is my finished piece - don't be afraid to add or remove, it's all part of the creative process of your piece "talking" to you and you paying attention. As we go along, I'll tell you what I liked and didn't like about mine (yes it happens all the time, and what I did to fix it).

12 comments:

  1. I think your piece is beautiful, both color and texture. How did you get so much "scrunchiness." I have tried for that so often, but can't seem to arrive at success. You are a wonderful artist.
    Thanks, Cameron

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  2. This is so exciting, Margo. I am one of your Closet Embellishers with a Janome that has been sitting for 2 years and you have jarred me into using it. I have started and am now on my 3rd. strip and I find the veline is wrinkling. Also, should I be using finer needles than the machine came with? I have no idea what size it came with....do you know what the Janome's come with? I'm using silk, and cotton and find that the presser foot doesn't hold them down. Is that ok? I have both of your books ( 2 of your first) because I thought I had lost the original until it later turned up. They are very nice to look at but they didn't get me going like you have by offering this tutorial. Is there a way we can attach a picture now and then to show you what we mean by a question? Do you want us to put yarn or roving on yet? or just the strips for now?
    Thank you so much,
    Gloria

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  3. Hi Gloria - great questions that I'm sure everyone can benefit from! - if I hadn't been in such a hurry to post this morning before work, I'd have address these issues.

    1. I never change my needles; I know some people do but I don't. Your presser foot needs to allow plenty of room for the materials underneath to have free clearance -- should NOT hold the fabric down.

    2. If you find the Vilene is wrinkling, simply pulll up your fabric and re-embellishe; this does happen at times.

    3. No yarn or rovings yet, just fabric strips; I'll try to do another post tomorrow.

    Keep up the good work and mainly HAVE FUN!

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  4. Cameron, your piece will be scrunchy too - just wait, follow the directons and you'll see!

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  5. What a beautiful piece this is !

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  6. This makes me almost brave enough to take the cover off my machine!!! I love every part of it, Sheila

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  7. Thank you ladies! Go for it Sheila - enjoy the journey!

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  8. Your piece is gorgeous---is teaching us how to do the flower part of the closet embellisher challenge or do we need to go to the book?

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  9. I love it, finally I will be able to use my new unused needle felter by Janome, Thank you Margo.

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  10. California Fiber artist - sorry, but I'm not allowed to share the flower how-to on here because it's in my book "Making More Needle Felting Magic"

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  11. Un vero spetacolo di colori !!!

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